Fitness Lean Body Mass

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Lean Body Mass is


What does this mean?

 Your genotypes indicate that you have regular lean body mass. You may want to build up your lean body mass as a higher lean body mass is healthier; Muscles are more metabolically active, hence will increase your metabolic rate.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Lean Body Mass.

Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: TRHR
Your Genotype: CC
What it means? Typical lean body mass
Genes: FTO_intron1.5
Your Genotype: CT
What it means? Typical
Genes: FTO_intron1.1
Your Genotype: TT
What it means? Typical


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This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

What is Lean Body Mass?

Lean body mass (LBM) consists primarily of skeletal muscle, which is an important contributor to physical strength, mobility, stamina and balance. It is a component of body composition, calculated by subtracting body fat weight from total body weight. The total body weight consists of the weight of the bones plus the body muscles. In equations: LBM = BW - BF [Lean body mass equals body weight minus body fat]. The percentage of total body mass that is lean is usually not quoted, it would typically be 60 - 90%. With increasing age, there is a decline in LBM. The decline in LBM may also be accompanied by a reduction in physical function and when a pathological threshold is reached, the person is said to have sarcopenia (low muscle mass and impaired muscle function). Building lean muscle mass will improve the amount of muscle in your body and keep body-fat levels down.

How It Affects Your Body

The higher the LMB, the healthier you are. People with higher LBM have greater agility and strength.

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Limit consumption of sugary drinks, soda, and alcohol
  2. Include potatoes in your diet as it can be a good source of carbohydrates.
  3. Higher dietary leucine intakes (e.g. animal meat) favour greater lean body mass retention.
  4. Leucine, isoleucine, and valine have been used to improve athletic performance and prevent muscle loss.
  5. Consume foods with protein, such as lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products. Higher protein intake helps to preserve lean body and muscle mass.
  6. Legumes are a great source of protein, fiber and iron. It is advised to consume legumes after your exercise session as they also work as a muscle growth promoters.
  7. Whole grains are a good source of protein and antioxidants. Having whole grains before your workout can help to boost your energy level.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

  1. Stay physically active
  2. Get sufficient sleep
  3. Find ways to release stress as stress is linked to high body weight and fat percentage.

Exercise Recommendations:

  1. Both endurance- and resistance-type exercises can help to preserve muscle mass
  2. resistance-type exercise also improves muscular strength.
  3. Set a weekly target for 2 - 3 sessions of strength training exercises like lifting, yoga, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), bodyweight workout, etc.
  4. Set a goal to do 150 minutes of cardio exercises weekly.

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